EVO Magazine’s Chris Harris takes a first drive crack at the production F10 M5 and comes away impressed, as all the others have. He calls it a compelling package which takes the usable hyper sedan to new levels of all-around ability.
Top Gear’s online magazine doesn’t mince words in its verdict of the 2012 BMW M5, beginning their review by calling the F10 M5 chuffing excellent. So what made it chuffing excellent for Top Gear’s reviewer? Take a look inside.
Automobile, who brought us their very entertaining 1M coupe review, now comes in with their F10 M5 review.
Buried in the monstrous new press release on the new F10 M5, we noticed an interesting new feature called “Active Sound Design.”
Behind this marketing term is a fairly simple idea. The new M5 reproduces the car’s engine sound via the in-car audio system. In other word, if you’re sitting inside the car you not only hear the engine but also an audio track of the engine based on throttle input, speed, and engine rev. As BMW puts it, this makes for better feedback as you hear … CONTINUED
Check inside for a completely new batch of 2012 F10 M5 wallpapers (exterior, interior, powertrain, and technology), as well as a new updated and more detailed press release / media info PDF.
Autocar was impressed with the F10 M5 (no surprise there) and it shows in their review. We particularly like their verdict that the new M5 is a landmark car in many respects. Read on for the crucials details.
The first drive reviews of the F10 M5 have begun rolling in. Insideline has just posted their first impressions of BMW’s newest M5. Their verdict? They call the F10 M5 a better overall sport sedan compared to the E60.
The more interesting comments are posted inside, but head over to Insideline for the full review.
This is perhaps the best sounding clip we’ve heard yet of the 2012 F10 M5. Many people have lamented the loss of the iconic naturally aspirated V10 of the previous generation M5 and one of the reasons is the expectation that the bi-turbo V8 won’t sound nearly as good. This exhaust clip may go far in convincing some people otherwise however. F10 M5 exhaust video clip inside.
The 2012 M5 (F10) will come in a fairly extensive choice of colors, including some beautiful individual exterior color options. One of the individual exterior color options is Brilliant White Metallic, which we’ve spotted hanging out at BMW M HQ in Garching, Germany.
Besides the individual brilliant white metallic exterior paint, the this M5 also has other individual options, such as the black painted mirrors and wheels. The red leather interior looks great set off against the white and black exterior color scheme.
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Now that the F10 M5 has been revealed, the natural question for potential owners is what the 2012 M5 sales and production schedule will be? We break it down inside:
M5 Debut Schedule:
World public debut – M Festival (June 22, 2011)
UK public debut – Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 1-3, 2011)
Autoshow debut – Frankfurt IAA autoshow (September 15-25, 2011)
US public debut – LA Autoshow (November 18-27, 2011)
Asia public debut – Tokyo Autoshow (December 3-11, 2011)
M5 Sales Begin:
European sales – November 2011
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Sometime in the first half of August, certain selected registered users from the M-Power.com Closed Room will be chosen to be the first handful of people to drive the all new F10 M5.
No information as to the test drive locale yet, but be sure to register regardless, as you can always decline later (though you’d be crazy to )
In order to have the chance to be selected at all, you must be registered in the M-Power.com Closed Room, so be sure to sign up at … CONTINUED
We’ve compiled the following gallery of new renders, past spy photos, and samples from other BMW models to give you an idea of what the color palette will look like on the 2012 F10 M5. This will hopefully help our future F10 M5 owner members decide on the color for their new M5.
As we posted about recently, the F10 M5 exterior color palette will include:
The exterior colors are as follows:
Black Sapphire Metallic
The german language catalogue for the new M5 was made available shortly after the internet launch of the M5, and now here is the English language version we are hosting for download. This catalog has all the info you want coupled with beautiful imagery of the M5.
Here is an interesting video around the engine of the F10, describing the main differences and improvements over the X5/X6M engine.
And another one about the M5 brakes
Your very first drive of the 2012 BMW M5 (F10) can now be virtual. The console game Forza Motorsport 4 has launched and will feature the all new F10 M5 on its cover! The very first screenshots from the game are posted inside.
Buyers of the Limited Collector’s Edition get an extra 25 cars from various exclusive car packs, including the 2012 BMW M5. But not only will the new M5 be featured on the cover of Forza 4, but also available as part of the “BMW … CONTINUED
Featured below is the first commercial promo video for the F10 M5. The only previous other video of the production M5 was the launch video from BMW. The spot focuses on the versatility of the F10 M5 – from urban duties to mountain carver. Check it out.
We’ve covered the M3 CRT reveal at the M Night event, and now for the F10 M5, which was the second vehicle to make its appearance at M Night. Appearing in the beautiful monte carlo blue color that we’ve seen in the M5′s marketing materials, BMW’s new super sedan was certainly more beautiful in person than in online print (as usual). Its color was actually more vibrant and even more impressive in person. It even shows in the photos we took.
Here is a little preview of what they will show at tonight’s M Night from the M Festival at the Nurburgring, where there the 2012 BMW F10 M5 will make its public debut, along with the M3 lightweight sedan. This is the first fully uncovered production level 2012 M5 spotted on the roads. Follow our site along today and throughout the weekend for our entire coverage of the M Festival!